MSU and Ohio State set to meet Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Spartan Stadium.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio likes his team's resilience.
Now it's time to develop a knockout punch.
Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes and Nick Hill ran for two scores Saturday, but No. 8 Michigan State still needed a late interception return for a touchdown to hold on 45-31 at Purdue
Fourth-year walk-on provides depth at linebacker.
2013 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Did not see game action . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week twice (vs. Nebraska and Youngstown State).
2012 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Did not see game action.
2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week against Northwestern.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-year letterwinner (2009-10) as a quarterback and defensive back for Coach Dan Bjelac at Bishop Watterson High School in Columbus, Ohio . . . helped lead Bishop Watterson to the 2010 Division III state championship . . . threw for 1,366 yards and 13 touchdowns while completing 54 percent of his passes (85-of-158) as a senior . . . also rushed for 332 yards and nine TDs . . . completed 8-of-13 passes for 121 yards and had a 1-yard touchdown run in the 13-12 victory over Akron Buchtel in the state title game . . . completed a season-high 13 passes (13-of-23) for 113 yards and a touchdown over Columbian in the state quarterfinals . . . rushed for a season-high 86 yards and a touchdown and was 6-of-14 passing for 55 yards in the opening round of the state playoffs against St. Francis DeSales . . . threw for two touchdowns and 143 yards on 11-of-17 passing against Lake . . . tossed a season-best three TDs on 8-of-9 passing for 118 yards vs. Lorain . . . threw a season-high 180 yards while completing 6-of-7 throws against Greenville . . . son of Peter and Cynthia Rhomberg . . . born Oct. 23, 1992 . . . interdisciplinary studies in social science major.